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Bowie told cancer terminal months before his death

By Joe Nersessian

David Bowie only discovered his cancer was terminal three months before he died, a new documentary reveals.

The superstar musician died on January 10, 2016, just days after turning 69 and the release of his 25th studio album - Blackstar.

A BBC documentary to be aired the day before what would have been Bowie's 70th birthday revealed the singer found out his treatment was to be stopped as he was starring in death-shrouded music video Lazarus.

Speaking on David Bowie: The Last Five Years, director of the music video Johan Renck, said: "I found out later that the week we were shooting is when he found out that it is over."

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